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Julius Caesar, Act IV Scene III
  • Edward Scriven, artist
    1775–1841
    born: Alcester, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
    Richard Westall
    1765–1836
    born: Hertford, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Julius Caesar, Act IV Scene III, 1802
  • Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving, stippling
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 569 x 410 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 3/8 x 16 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1751
Description

A young man with short hair sits at a writing table with a stack of papers beneath his hands. His right foot is propped up on a low footrest. A cape is draped around his left shoulder and over his knees. A helmet and short sword are at his feet. He is turned back to speak to a ghostly figure wearing long, draped robes. The man appears to be wearing a laurel crown and his arms are raised into the air, gesturing wildly.